Postherpetic neuralgia

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Abstract

Questions from patients about pain conditions and analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from authors are presented to help educate patients and make them more effective self-advocates. This article is about postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a devastating complication following reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. The answer offers an explanation for why this pain occurs, and cites literature regarding its incidence and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-181
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain
  • Postherpetic
  • Shingles
  • Varicella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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